New members inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rachel Lock, Web Editor

The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced recently.
Among them are grunge group Nirvana and glam-rock group KISS.  Also to be inducted are soul singers Hall and Oates, former Genesis member Peter Gabriel, folk-pop artist Linda Ronstadt, and folk-style singer Cat Stevens. The late Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein and the former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham will be receiving awards for their lifetime behind-the-scenes contributions to the music industry.
The top five artists were chosen by fan voting and were placed on a ballot. After that, more than 600 voters, including music industry critics, historians and previous inductees made the final vote.
Despite their popularity with the fans, Deep Purple and Yes were not chosen by the ballots.
Artists are eligible to be inducted 25 years after their first record is released and are judged on their contributions to rock ‘n’ roll history. Despite the wide variety of genres and time periods of these inductees, they all share one thing in common: Their revolutionary music created a large fan base and their specific style shaped rock ‘n’ roll into what it is today.
The induction ceremony will take place on April 10 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will premiere as an HBO special on TV this May. Tickets for the event will go on sale sometime this January.